Ralph Lopez
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Prominent Afghans and Americans Call on U.S. Congress for Full Funding of Widely-Hailed Afghan Development Program

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sohail Mahmood Mar 30, 2010. 1 Reply

In a letter to key members of Congressional appropriations and foreign policy committees, a number of Afghan and American scholars, documentary filmmakers, area experts, activists, and students have…Continue

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Muhammad Tahir Tabassum left a comment for Ralph Lopez
"Dear Ralph, Nice to visit your profile today. Peace."
Mar 26, 2011
Ralph Lopez replied to Zohar Rom's discussion Looking for iraqi and Afghan teens for a video
"ok, contacting Hakim (who mentors the group) will email you!"
Mar 25, 2011
Zohar Rom and Ralph Lopez are now friends
Mar 24, 2011
Ralph Lopez replied to Zohar Rom's discussion Looking for iraqi and Afghan teens for a video
"There is already a wonderful group of youth doing just this in Afghanistan!  Below is their website I'll forward this article to them.   Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/   <iframe…"
Mar 24, 2011
Ralph Lopez and Gordon Soderberg are now friends
Mar 30, 2010
Sohail Mahmood left a comment for Ralph Lopez
"hello Ralph nice connecting here best wishes to u"
Mar 30, 2010
Sohail Mahmood replied to Ralph Lopez's discussion Prominent Afghans and Americans Call on U.S. Congress for Full Funding of Widely-Hailed Afghan Development Program
"need to move fast in Afghanistan too much time wasted already involve the Pakistanis more good for the region in the long-run development must be a priority"
Mar 30, 2010
Ralph Lopez posted a discussion

Prominent Afghans and Americans Call on Congress Members for Full Funding of Widely-Hailed Afghan Development Program

In a letter to key members of Congressional appropriations and foreign policy committees, a number of Afghan and American scholars, documentary filmmakers, area experts, activists, and students have asked for a $5 billion appropriation for Afghanistan's widely-praised but underfunded flagship jobs and development program, the National Solidarity Program (NSP.)  Congress has begun to consider the next round of funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.   The highly-regarded NSP, run by…See More
Mar 30, 2010

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Co-founder, Jobs for Afghans,

http://jobsforafghans.org
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Afghanistan
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Boston, USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Writer-Consultant
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://jobsforafghans.org
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Development, Economics, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Monitoring, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Development of cash-for-work infrastructure projects.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
White paper "Stabilizing Afghanistan Through a Cash-for-Work Initiative"

http://jobsforafghans.org/WhitePaper.pdf

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At 6:30am on March 26, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Ralph,

Nice to visit your profile today.

Peace.

At 7:49am on March 30, 2010, Sohail Mahmood said…
hello Ralph
nice connecting here
best wishes to u
 
 
 

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